Let’s be real, we’ve all seen people who post “New Year, New Me” and roll our eyes. We doubt their ability to stick to whatever goals they’ve set, mostly because of our own inability to stick to our goals. 2019 can be different though so here are 5 simple ways to keep your new year’s resolutions!
5 Simple Ways To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
First, I’d just like to say that I don’t think anyone should wait until a new year in order to change things they don’t like. Which leads me to my first tip –
- DON’T wait –
This is simple but still worth mentioning. Start today, no matter how big or small the first step is, just take it. Make a conscious decision every day to do something that is going to get you closer to your goals.
- Set a time frame –
If you separate your goals into 3/6/9/12 month increments they aren’t so overwhelming. This is especially helpful when you set fitness goals for the new year. Example, you have a goal to run a 6 minute mile but currently you can’t run .25 of a mile without dying. So instead of getting frustrated/disappointed in yourself for not being able to achieve this by January 31st, tackle it one step at a time. A 3 month goal could be you running a mile without stopping. 6 month goal could be you running an 8 min mile. 9 months in, you will have find yourself closer to that 6 minute mark without stressing over the end result. This is a for sure way to stick to any goal you set while still holding yourself accountable.
- Remember change is GRADUAL –
This piggy backs on the above point but is equally important to remember. True change is gradual, the type that means unlearning lifelong habits, severing toxic relationships, and establishing healthier habits. We can all acknowledge it takes time to solidify these unhealthy decisions as habits and it’s going to take time to unlearn them. Be kind to yourself and show yourself grace when you stumble.
- Ask for support –
Accountability partners are so clutch for the times you can’t remember your “why.” Having like-minded people surrounding you, rooting for you, and investing in your future is truly invaluable! Share your goals with those close to you and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you feel like you’re losing your footing. Choose wisely though, the birds of a feather analogy is still in play here.
- Write down your goals –
When I write my goals down, I get excited, nervous, and inspired. Writing down your goals allows you to make them tangible. It goes from a thought to a goal and with action can become a reality. Write your goals down and keep them somewhere you will see them often to stay accountable.
These 5 simple ways to keep your new year’s resolutions will work no matter what your goals are. Whether you want to lose weight, stress less, eat healthier, make more money, or travel more, I got you covered. Here are a few more post that will help keep you on track – here and here.
Happy Holidays everyone!